Wait…What? RICE for My Foot Injury?

Many patients come to My Chicago Foot Expert: Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM to be treated for a foot or ankle injury. Happily, many of these are relatively minor and don’t require surgery or other invasive treatment to heal. A boot or cast and a pair of crutches often do the job. However, patients are often confused to learn that their treatment plan includes RICE. They wonder how this food staple can help their injury heal. The answer is simple: when your podiatrist suggests RICE, s/he isn’t talking about what you eat. It’s an acronym for at-home care that can get you back on your feet quickly.

If you have sustained an injury, or if you have any other concern about the health and wellness of your feet, ankles, or lower legs, the first step toward recovery is a visit with a foot doctor like Dr. Stavros O. Alexopoulos. With years of specialized training and experience, your podiatrist is the best-qualified medical professional to care for this part of your body. Schedule a convenient appointment in our modern, comfortable Chicago office today. Call our friendly staff at (773) 561-8100 or click here to get started.

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Stavros Alexopoulos One of Chicago’s top podiatrists, Stavros Alexopoulos, DPM, treats routine to complex foot and ankle issues. Dr. Alexopoulos is currently accepting new patients at My Chicago Foot Expert located near Ravenswood, North Park, and Jefferson Park.

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